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CPAC source: Christie wasn’t invited this year because he has a “limited future” in the GOP...
Hot Air ^ | February 26, 2013 | Allahpundit

Posted on 02/26/2013 7:12:16 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Hard to argue with that assessment today of all days, but … Mitt Romney’s also been invited this year. The future doesn’t get any more limited than that.

Also, since when is one’s prospects in the GOP a litmus test for whether you’re CPAC-worthy or not? Every time someone objects to GOPround’s exclusion, the rejoinder inevitably comes that it’s the “Conservative Political Action Conference,” not the “Republican Political Action Conference.” Okay, in that case, who cares about Christie’s future in the GOP? Either his ideas are conservative enough or they aren’t.

Verdict: They aren’t. Or rather, one isn’t.

New Jersey governor Chris Christie was not invited to address the Conservative Political Action Conference because he has a “limited future” in the national Republican party given his position on gun control, according to a source familiar with the internal deliberations related to the event who was not authorized to speak publicly. As a result, the focus of this year’s conference, “the future of conservatism,” made Christie a bad fit, the source tells National Review Online.

The New Jersey governor, who has expressed concern about “an abundance of guns out there,” has said he backs the gun-control legislation currently on the books in his state, some of the nation’s most restrictive. Carrying a concealed weapon, for example, is permitted only when a citizen can demonstrate “the urgent necessity for self-protection.” Christie has not been afraid to speak out against the National Rifle Association, either, calling an ad the group ran in the wake of the Newtown shooting “reprehensible” and “awful.”

Gun-control is an instant dealbreaker for appearing at CPAC, but developing the universal health care framework on which ObamaCare was based and then refusing to apologize for it isn’t?(continued)

(Excerpt) Read more at hotair.com ...


TOPICS: Maryland; New Jersey; Issues; Parties
KEYWORDS: 2016; banglist; chrischristie; christie; cpac; guncontrol; newjersey; romney
I can think of 10 reasons just off the top of my head for neither Gov. Christie nor Gov. Romney to appear at CPAC, as I'm sure you can, too. That also goes for Rep. Ron Paul, Gov. Jeb Bush, Senators McCain and Graham and about a dozen other figures.
1 posted on 02/26/2013 7:12:32 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yet CPAC invites the loser Romney and the soon to be loser(to Hillary or Biden)Jeb Bush, smooth move on their part.


2 posted on 02/26/2013 7:14:19 PM PST by Trueblackman (As a Conservative, I am proud to be on the Obama's enemy list and on the right side of history..)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I think the big question is this; When Christie changes his registration from Republican to Democrat, will his weight still be a disqualifier for the White House?

I know the media has decided a fat Republican can't be President. But can a fat Democrat be President? Will fat suddenly become beautiful when he switches parties?

:~)) /s

3 posted on 02/26/2013 7:20:08 PM PST by Ditto
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Can’t argue leaving Christie out. He needs to get the message that he has drifted massively off the reservation. Jeb was a pretty damn good conservative governor here in FL. I have zero interest in his 2016 candidacy, and his immigration stance is not good, but otherwise, he’s on our side. Christie...I have no idea any more. He’s a loose cannon as far as I am concerned. I was a big supporter of his for a couple years, but big question marks are there now. He seems to be a man more concerned with Chris Christie than any conservative ideas.


4 posted on 02/26/2013 7:23:20 PM PST by ilgipper (Obama supporters are comprised of the uninformed & the ill-informed)
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To: Ditto
He'll crush Hillary ... literally! LOL
5 posted on 02/26/2013 7:23:31 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: ilgipper

When he cried after talking to Springsteen he showed how emotionally immature he really is! Another narcissist.


6 posted on 02/26/2013 7:28:10 PM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
When did a future in the GOP become a qualification to speak at CPAC? I thought it was a Conservative forum. I changed my registration from Republican to Conservative to get away from guys like him. After over forty years of having been disappointed, duped and betrayed by the GOP, even I, not the sharpest pencil in the box, got the message.

I am done with them! By their dissimulation, rank cowardice, and pandering they have forfeited any claim to legitimacy.

They are no longer the party of Reagan - they are more like the party of Chamberlain.



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7 posted on 02/26/2013 7:35:16 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He'll crush Hillary ... literally! LOL

Not if she get him in a leg lock first. I just don't want to watch when it happens. ;~))

8 posted on 02/26/2013 7:36:43 PM PST by Ditto
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To: lonestar

“When he cried after talking to Springsteen”

He what?!?


9 posted on 02/26/2013 7:37:09 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’s a fat, liberal pig, that’s why he’s not invited.


10 posted on 02/26/2013 7:42:12 PM PST by Born to Conserve
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To: max americana

Christie Says Springsteen Made Him Cry. The biggest Springsteen fan ever, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, says that he met The Boss at the Hurricane Sandy benefit show last week and that the two hugged. He also said he got to speak to Springsteen on the phone because Christie was talking to President Obama and the Prez handed the phone off to The Boss. Christie says he wept after meeting his idol. [Newsworks]


11 posted on 02/26/2013 7:47:06 PM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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12 posted on 02/26/2013 8:07:10 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Ditto

“I think the big question is this; When Christie changes his registration from Republican to Democrat, will his weight still be a disqualifier for the White House?”

He could also choose to change his affiliation to “independent”, a la Joe Lieberman...


13 posted on 02/26/2013 8:07:11 PM PST by Road Glide
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Chris Christie is Arlen Specter Light (okay, kidding about the "light" part.)

Hmmm, okay, hows this...

Chris Christie is Arlen Specter, minus the sincerity and charm and trustworthiness ?

.

14 posted on 02/26/2013 8:14:52 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yep, have to agree with you there guy!


15 posted on 02/26/2013 8:17:05 PM PST by Ron H. (Hussein Obama, the 21st century American Balkanizer - 'Yes I Can')
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To: Road Glide
He could also choose to change his affiliation to “independent”, a la Joe Lieberman...

.... and caucus with the Demorats as well just like Lieberman.

16 posted on 02/26/2013 8:20:59 PM PST by Ron H. (Hussein Obama, the 21st century American Balkanizer - 'Yes I Can')
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why would Christie even want to go to a conservative conference?


17 posted on 02/26/2013 8:25:26 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: Trueblackman
Yet CPAC invites the loser Romney...

Indeed, they should. After all, Romney is severely conservative--he said so himself.

18 posted on 02/26/2013 8:27:21 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: lonestar

“Christie says he wept after meeting his idol.”

Bruce or obama?


19 posted on 02/26/2013 8:45:39 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: lonestar
Yes, crying because he talked to a celebrity is just too much. His praise and sucking up to BO during that photo op right before the election ended Christie's career in the New Republican Party.
20 posted on 02/26/2013 8:54:57 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Coleus; jocon307; Alberta's Child; Pharmboy; Calpernia; Malsua; dead; nj26; ...
Bump & a BANG!
21 posted on 02/26/2013 9:04:56 PM PST by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All
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22 posted on 02/26/2013 9:40:17 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Fiji Hill
Why would Christie even want to go to a conservative conference?

Free donuts?

23 posted on 02/26/2013 10:02:53 PM PST by Sparticus (Tar and feathers for the next dumb@ss Republican that uses the word bipartisanship.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
In the spirit of the hypothetical question of why Christie will never be president, lets just say he wins some blue NE states with his moderate views, he will lose 25-30 states in the south and west over gun control.

We just had a NE liberal run for president and the worst Dem in 35 years beat him. As they pronounce the Tea Party dead, they will nominate useless RINO's that will insure the Repub party sinks into complete oblivion.

Conservatives win, mishmash loses. I don't understand why these NE libs think us "Rubes" out in fly over country can be fooled into voting for establishment approved candidates. I just think of some average Texas or Oklahoma voter thinking the best candidate would EVER come from Mass, Conn, NYC, Delaware, et al,.......NOT GONNA HAPPEN. It's a non starter for me.

24 posted on 02/27/2013 1:30:03 AM PST by chuckles
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To: chuckles
In the spirit of the hypothetical question of why Christie will never be president, lets just say he wins some blue NE states with his moderate views, he will lose 25-30 states in the south and west over gun control

Without commenting one way or another on Christie, can we at least be serious. If you think 30 southern states are going to vote for a democrat over a republican...well, lets just say that won't happen.

25 posted on 02/27/2013 4:03:53 AM PST by Go Gordon (Barack McGreevey Obama)
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To: Trueblackman
Yet CPAC invites the loser Romney and the soon to be loser(to Hillary or Biden)Jeb Bush, smooth move on their part.

Presidend Biden.....now there's a thought to make you shudder. That guy could nuke Canada while he thought he was calling for coffee. Oops!

26 posted on 02/27/2013 7:30:46 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Sparticus
Free jelly filled sugar coated donuts?
27 posted on 02/27/2013 11:08:35 AM PST by Ron H. (Hussein Obama, the 21st century American Balkanizer - 'Yes I Can')
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To: Go Gordon; chuckles

Absolutely correct. You think these southerners are voting for Hillary instead??


28 posted on 02/28/2013 10:00:18 AM PST by bigdaddy45
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Very limited future in a party with a limited future.


29 posted on 03/01/2013 7:02:45 AM PST by izzatzo
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